GitHub Terminal Commands

Standard

To add new files to the repository or add changed files to staged area:

$ git add <files>

To commit them:

$ git commit

To commit unstaged but changed files:

$ git commit -a

To push to a repository (say origin):

$ git push origin

To push only one of your branches (say master):

$ git push origin master

To fetch the contents of another repository (say origin):

$ git fetch origin

To fetch only one of the branches (say master):

$ git fetch origin master

To merge a branch with the current branch (say other_branch):

$ git merge other_branch

Note that origin/master is the name of the branch you fetched in the previous step from origin. Therefore, updating your master branch from origin is done by:

$ git fetch origin master
$ git merge origin/master

You can read about all of these commands in their manual pages (either on your linux or online), or follow the GitHub helps:

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